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Our Golden Opportunity

Many of you know what our students have had to endure regarding No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Far from the origins of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which was designed to help close the resource gap between schools in affluent communities and schools in communities of poverty More…

LILY IN THE NEWS
IN THE NEWS
LILY IN THE NEWS
MEET THE 'RABBLE ROUSERS'
'RABBLE ROUSERS'
MEET THE 'RABBLE ROUSERS'
ESEA: EDUCATORS ACT
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ESEA: EDUCATORS ACT
Police tape surrounds the parking lot behind the AME Emanuel Church as FBI forensic experts work the crime scene, Friday, June 19, 2015 where nine people where shot by Dylann Storm Roof, 21, on Wednesday in Charleston, S.C.  (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Hate Kills. Love Lives.

Nine human beings were murdered as they sat in their Bible class at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. We can’t forget their lives. They were all so loved and their lives will continue to matter. More…

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Winding Down

One of my best friends recently retired from teaching and it got me thinking about all the goodbyes that are being said in schools everywhere as another school year comes to an end. It’s not only a time for goodbyes, but also one for reflection. More…

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The Road Home

In 1997, the school that started under the freeway in a trailer was finally christened and blessed with a name: The Marilyn Treshow Elementary School. I taught there a few years after and It was the most important teaching assignment of my career. It was a time that helped shape the educator I am. More…

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Lily Visits Del Valle Elementary School in El Paso, TX [Video]

The president of the National Education Association on Friday told students at Del Valle Elementary School that she would tell President Barack Obama that more dual-language teachers are needed… “This is the only country in the world that thinks (students) knowing only one language is good,” Garcia said. More…

Lily Eskelsen Garcia meets with elementary students in El Paso

Bragging Rights for the Humble of Heart

There is a Spanish term of art: humilde de corazón. Humble of heart. It is a product especially of the Latino culture “not to brag, but to be humble,” to praise others instead of taking credit for a success. I think it’s a product of the culture of educators as well. More…

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Happy Obsession

The goal of a good education isn’t solely a better chance for a good job. The goal of good education is to give our students a better chance at a good life. More…